frequently asked questions

What do you do?

WFCN networks with individuals and organizations to come together to take collective action on issues that matter; to develop community capacity through connection and leadership; and to build hope and resilience so that children, youth, families and communities thrive.

Who do you serve?

We serve you, and the children, youth, families and neighborhoods you love. However, we do this through indirect means. We convene, network and partner with individuals and organizations focused on serving children, youth, families. Some of these include schools, governmental agencies, other not-for-profit organizations, and health and behavioral health professionals. For a more comprehensive list of our partnerships, visit this page.

How are you funded?

We are funded through various public and private sources, including grants, donations and fee for services. Please visit our financials page for more complete information about funding

Does WFCN only serve Whatcom County?

We are primarily in Whatcom County, however we work with communities state-wide to share information and promising practices.

What is the Whatcom Prevention Coalition (WPC)?

WPC is a coordinated network of individuals and organizations aimed at developing healthy youth through environmental prevention strategies. Our goal is to reduce substance abuse (alcohol, marijuana, tobacco/vaping, and opioids) and other harmful or destructive behavior among youth and the broader community such as distracted driving, violence, unhealthy relationships, suicide, and unintended pregnancy

Is the Whatcom Prevention Coalition part of Whatcom Family and Community Network?

Yes, the Whatcom Prevention Coalition is a WFCN healthy youth development project focusing on prevention and intervention with 6th-12th grade youth and their families.

What is the Mt. Baker Community Coalition (MBCC)?

MBCC is a group of community members within the Mount Baker School District service area with the common goal to strategically develop healthy youth and build a strong community. We reduce youth substance abuse and promote mental wellbeing by providing education, resources, eliminating risks, increasing protective factors, and leveraging community strengths and assets. These efforts are done through a community wide effort which strengthens current local leadership and allows for new leaders to emerge.